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Mike McEnearney

Generosity, simplicity and authenticity form the essence of Mike McEnearney’s philosophy. His impact on Australia’s culinary consciousness spans from the critically acclaimed No.1 Bent Street to the nourishing cuisine at Kitchen by Mike. A long-held belief in the medicinal qualities of food are evident in each nutritious and considered dish created by Mike. He is also Creative Director of Carriageworks Farmers Market, an internationally acclaimed food and arts precinct championing local produce.

2677 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.3
2677 reviews
Recommended
(8.5)
Food
(8.4)
Service
(8.4)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(8.1)

dined on Wed, 19 Jun 2019

(5)
Service let the night down, really wanted a glass of wine but could not get waiter anywhere near our table.
Hi there and thanks for spending some time to leave us feedback. We have a strong focus on service, and we are really passionate about our wine, so we're sorry to hear you weren't able to experience this the way we'd like you to. We want to ensure this doesn't happen again, so we have been engaging the staff in more service training. Have a great day.
Julia, Kitchen by Mike management. responded on Wed, 3 Jul 2019

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

(8)
It was great experience to dine there again. They maintain the taste of food pretty consistently.
Hi there - great to see you've been in more than once and have enjoyed yourself every time. This makes us happy! See you soon.
Restaurant Kitchen by Mike CBD responded on Wed, 3 Jul 2019

dined on Thu, 13 Jun 2019

(10)
Great atmosphere
Good afternoon - and thanks for leaving us some lovely feedback. We're really happy to hear that you loved your experience and look forward to welcoming you back for another warm and memorable evening soon!
Julia, Kitchen by Mike management. responded on Wed, 3 Jul 2019

dined on Sat, 8 Jun 2019

(10)
The food was extremely fresh and the flavours were delicious. I loved that the fish and the broccoli were char grilled - just something different!
Evening and thanks for your feedback! Great to hear you loved the food, I'm also a big fan of the whole fish that we wood fire then grill. If you are a seafood fan, next time your in you should try the scallops or abalone - they're divine.
Julia, Kitchen by Mike management. responded on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

dined on Sat, 8 Jun 2019

(10)
I went there for a business dinner and I did like the place, food as well the wine. This time was for a special occasion (22 years wedding anniversary) and it was simply perfect. Food, service and wine at the best. Lovely surprise our table's neighbours..it was a great evening !!
Hi there Fabrizio and many thanks for leaving us your feedback. Glad we were able to help you have a really enjoyable evening. Look forward to seeing you again soon - we're also open for breakfast and lunch!
Julia, Kitchen by Mike management. responded on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

(9)
Had a great night at Kitchen by Mike. Really nice bistro style restaurant with a good selection on the menu of small and large share plates.
Hi there Paul, thanks for your lovely feedback and great to hear you enjoyed your evening. You should come in and try out breakfast if you're ever in the city around that time. See you soon.
Julia, Kitchen by Mike management. responded on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

(10)
Great food as only Mike knows how!
Hi there - wonderful to hear you enjoyed the food - sounds like you have been a fan of Mike's cooking for a while, we love it! Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Julia, Kitchen by Mike management. responded on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

(10)
An absolute wholefoods gem. Walked away feel nourished and grateful
Hi there, brilliant to hear that you loved your night here - we can always promise delicious, nutritious and heart-warming wholefoods. See you again soon!
Julia, Kitchen by Mike management. responded on Wed, 5 Jun 2019

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

(9)
Healthy and delicious. Various dietary options are available. Highly recommended!
Hi there and many thanks for leaving us some lovely feedback. We have different wholefood and seasonal options on every day that are guaranteed to leave you feeling happy and satisfied. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Julia, Kitchen by Mike management. responded on Wed, 5 Jun 2019

dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

(8)
Out of our evening's menu items , the one that stands out was the woodfired roasted whole Flathead- amazing! The ones that were less than stellar were the Grilled broccoli, chilli & anchovies, this maybe an expectation on my part but, the paste(?) of chillis and anchovies was so bland to be unnoticeable, I was expecting a hit of heat and saltiness. Apple & rhubarb crumble, bay leaf ice cream - The wait time on this is 15 minutes and well worth the wait but, when your are dining pre theatre you do not have the luxuxy of waiting for a dish 25 minutes... Could not fully enjoy the dish, as said a wonderful dessert but I had to rush it.
Hi there Martyn, and many thanks for leaving such detailed feedback. Definitely agree with you - the flathead is just so juicy, fresh and delicious. As for the broccoli, the chilli and anchovy is served in a butter which is supposed to be rich compliment the broccoli rather than masque its flavour, but we will take your comments on board about the flavours! Next time if you come in before a show, the chocolate mousse and the signature vanilla rice pudding dish and faster, and also scrumptious dessert options. Have a great week.
Julia, Kitchen by Mike management. responded on Wed, 5 Jun 2019
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About Kitchen by Mike CBD

Kitchen by Mike is acclaimed chef Mike McEnearney’s canteen-style eatery, serving simple, nourishing dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Famed for his knowledge and respect for ingredients, Kitchen by Mike is a delicious insight into the heart and soul of everything Mike represents. The menu changes daily depending on best-at-market, delivering both intensity of flavour and nutrition. Evenings see the canteen transform into a more refined experience with the same generous, warm approach.

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